Laurie Halse Anderson Books In Order

Vet Volunteers Books In Publication Order

  1. Fight for Life (2000)
  2. Homeless (2000)
  3. The Trickster (2000)
  4. Manatee Blues (2000)
  5. Say Good-Bye (2001)
  6. Storm Rescue (2001)
  7. Teacher’s Pet (2001)
  8. Trapped (2001)
  9. Fear of Falling (2001)
  10. Time to Fly (2002)
  11. Masks (2002)
  12. End of the Race (2002)
  13. New Beginnings (2012)
  14. Acting Out (2012)
  15. Helping Hands (2013)
  16. Treading Water (2014)
  17. Left Behind (2016)

Seeds Of America Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Chains (2010)
  2. Forge (2010)
  3. Ashes (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Speak (1999)
  2. Fever 1793 (2000)
  3. Catalyst (2002)
  4. Prom (2005)
  5. Twisted (2007)
  6. Wintergirls (2009)
  7. The Impossible Knife of Memory (2014)

Children’s Books In Publication Order

  1. Ndito Runs (1996)
  2. Turkey Pox (1996)
  3. No Time for Mother’s Day (1999)
  4. A Ticket to Saudi Arabia (2000)
  5. The Big Cheese of Third Street (2002)
  6. Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving (2002)
  7. The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School (2009)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Wonder Woman (2020)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Shy Child: Helping Children Triumph Over Shyness (2000)
  2. Independent Dames: The Women and Girls of the American Revolution (2008)
  3. Shout (2019)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Wonder Women of History (2020)

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Laurie Halse Anderson Books Overview

Fight for Life

Maggie’s grandmother runs an animal clinic, Dr. Mac s place, so Maggie knows her way around animals who are in danger. when she learns that the abused and sick puppies flooding the clinic are from an illegal puppy mill, she knows that she has to find out who s running it, where it is and save the rest of the dogs.


sunita has always wanted a cat, but her parents are dead set against it. then she finds a group of strays living in the wild, and knows she can domesticate them even though she’s been told that these are feral cats, who see humans as their enemies. First, she convinces Dr. Mac to examine the cats, fix them, and give them shots. then she wants to re release the cats, now healthy, into the neighborhood. but the neighbors consider the cats dangerous pests. will her plan backfire?

The Trickster

As soon as he sees Trickster, the new horse at Quinn’s Stables, David knows he s found the horse he was born to ride. But David s got a reputation as a troublemaker…
and Trickster s still recuperating from an accident. David is determined to clear his name and prove to Mr. Quinn that he s worth taking a chance on. Can he reach his goal?

Manatee Blues

Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center that’s in desperate need of money. Brenna s immediately drawn to the endangered, gentle giants, and wants to do whatever she can to help them and the center. But is she causing trouble where she wants to help?

Say Good-Bye

Yum Yum is an adorable shih tzu and one of Zoe’s favorite clients. When Zoe and Yum Yum visit a ward of cancer patients, she is amazed by how much joy the tiny dog can spread in an instant. But then Yum Yum is diagnosed with cancer himself. How can Zoe help the little dog pull through?

Storm Rescue

Sunita Patel is book smart and good with cats. When a hurricane approaches, Sunita realizes that Lucy, a diabetic cat with a broken leg, is in danger, along with her owner, Mrs. Clark. When the vets are called out on emergency, the evacuation starts. Will Sunita be able to save Lucy or will she be a scaredy cat?

Teacher’s Pet

Maggie’s still getting used to middle school. One of her teachers is, too Mr. Carlson, her new science teacher, is blind, and is working with a guide dog for the first time. Scout is a love of a German shepherd and really wants to do his job, but Maggie can tell that Mr. Carlson’s still having a hard time. Maybe she can help…


Someone’s been setting animal traps in the nature preserve behind Brenna s house. She and her older brother, Sage, are furious not only is that illegal, it s hurting and killing defenseless animals where they should be safe. They both want to do something, but Brenna s worried that Sage may have some really extreme plans in mind. Can she rein him in?

Fear of Falling

David is determined to learn to jump on horseback if it kills him. And sometimes he’s afraid it might like when Comet balks and won’t go over the crossbar. Now that David’s father is back in town, he’s promised to teach David how to jump like a champion. But David can’t let him know how scared he is. Because there’s one thing that scares David more than falling off a horse, and that’s disappointing his father. Can he overcome his fear, or even talk about it?

Time to Fly

There’s a flock of parrots in Zoe s backyard! No one knows where they came from, but they aren t as big a surprise as the sight of Zoe s mother, who has just arrived from California. She wants Zoe to move back home with her something Zoe has been waiting to hear for months. But why does leaving Ambler and Dr. Mac s place seem so much harder than she expected?


Sunita loves her cat, Mittens, just as much as she loves volunteering at Dr. Mac’s veterinary clinic. But when Mittens eats some yarn from her Halloween costume and becomes ill, Sunita wonders if she is cut out to work for a vet after all. She tries her hand at working in a research lab but discovers that animals are used for testing. Can Sunita find a way to work with animals without harming them?

End of the Race

Sunita loves her cat, Mittens, just as much as she loves volunteering at Dr. Mac’s veterinary clinic. But when Mittens eats some yarn from her Halloween costume and becomes ill, Sunita wonders if she is cut out to work for a vet after all. She tries her hand at working in a research lab but discovers that animals are used for testing. Can Sunita find a way to work with animals without harming them?

New Beginnings

An all new, original book featuring two new Vet Volunteers! Meet Jules and Josh, the new twins in town! While Josh adapts quickly to Ambler, Jules accidentally makes an enemy of Maggie. Hoping a pet will help her feel better, Jules adopts the class rabbit, Chewie, but things go downhill when there are complications with Chewie’s spay surgery. With Dr. Mac out on a call, it’s up to Jules to work with Maggie to help the rabbit and maybe even prove that she and Josh are worthy of becoming Vet Volunteers. This brand new book in the beloved Vet Volunteers series brings all the kids together for another exciting animal adventure!


If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen year old Isabel wages her own fight…
for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our Chains, both physical and spiritual.


In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to Forge their own paths in a world of obstacles-and in the midst of the American Revolution.

The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge-against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.


The first ten lies they tell you in high school’Speak up for yourself we want to know what you have to say.’ From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows that this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end of summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time pas*ses, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In this powerful novel, an utterly believeable hero*ine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She Speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of Speaking up for oneself.

Fever 1793

From Fever 1793 ‘Where’s Polly?’ I asked as I dropped the bucket down the well. ‘Did you pass by the blacksmith’s? ‘I spoke with her mother, with Mistress Logan,’ Mother answered softly, looking at her neat rows of carrots. ‘And?’ I waved a mosquito away from my face. ‘It happened quickly. Polly sewed by candlelight after dinner. Her mother repeated that over and over, ‘she sewed by candlelight after dinner.’ And then she collapsed.’ I released the handle and the bucket splashed, a distant sound. ‘Matilda, Polly’s dead.’ August 1793. Fourteen year old Mattie Cook is ambitious, adventurous, and sick to death of listening to her mother. Mattie has plans of her own. She wants to turn the Cook Coffeehouse into the finest business in Philadelphia, the capital of the new United States. But the waterfront is abuzz with reports of disease. ‘Fever’ spreads from the docks and creeps toward Mattie’s home, threatening everything she holds dear. As the cemeteries fill with fever victims, fear turns to panic, and thousands flee the city. Then tragedy strikes the coffeehouse, and Mattie is trapped in a living nightmare. Suddenly, her struggle to build a better life must give way to something even more important the fight to stay alive.


Meet Kate Malone straight A science and math geek, minister’s daughter, ace long distance runner, girlfriend, unwilling family caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all or so she thinks. Then, like a string of chemical reactions, everything happens: the Malones’ neighbors get burned out of their home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent, Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri’s adorable, troublemaking little brother. And through it all, she’s still waiting to hear from the only college she has applied to: MIT. Kate’s life is less and less under control and then, something happens that blows it all apart, and forces her to examine her life, self, and heart for the first time. Set in the same community as the remarkable Speak, Catalyst is a novel that will make you think, laugh, cry, and rejoice sometimes at the same time.


High school senior Ashley Hannigan doesn’t care about prom, but she’s the exception. It’s pretty much the only good thing at her urban Philadelphia high school, and everyone plans to make the most of it especially Ash’s best friend, Natalia, who’s the head of the committee. Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money, and Ash suddenly finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance out of absolutely nada. But she has help from her large and loving if exasperating! family, from Nat’s eccentric grandmother, from her fellow classmates. And in putting the prom together, Ash learns that she has choices about her life after high school. Prom has everything that award winning author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for humor, poignancy, teen readers’ tough issues dealt with head on, and a voice teen readers will recognize as their own.


High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn t believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father’s boss s daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy and Tyler s secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world. In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject: what it means to be a man today. Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler s pitchperfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author s award winning, widely read work.


Dead girl walking, the boys say in the halls. Tell us your secret, the girls whisper, one toilet to another. I am that girl. I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through. I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame. Lia and Cassie were best friends, Wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia’s mother is busy saving other people s lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia s head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way thin, thinner, thinnest maybe she ll disappear altogether. In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl s chilling descent into the all consuming vortex of anorexia. Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award 2009

Ndito Runs

Every day many children in Kenya run miles to school so does Ndito. From her village in the highlands she runs barefoot, across ridges and down hills, under baobab trees and through tall grass. As she runs she calls up animal dreams to keep her company she imagines she’s floating like a gazelle and soaring like a crane. Anderson’s text and van der Merwe’s paintings evoke the sights, sounds and the feeling of Africa. Full color.

Turkey Pox

When Charity comes down with chicken pox on Thanksgiving Day, she must return back home without going to Nana’s for wonderful turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. But don’t underestimate Nana! Laurie Halse Anderson’s cheerful holiday tale will bring a smile to everyone’s face spotted or not! Full color.

No Time for Mother’s Day

With only two days left until Mother’s Day, Charity is at a loss concerning the perfect gift for her mom. But after rising Saturday morning and watching her mother go top speed all day, Charity realizes that what her mother needs is an extra set of hands and an extra set of legs. As Charity lies awake counting the minutes that night, an idea comes to mind–the perfect gift for a busy mom! Full color. Age 5-8.

A Ticket to Saudi Arabia

Pack your bags! We’re headed to Saudi Arabia. On this whirlwind tour, you’ll learn all about the country’s landscape, culture, people, and more. We’ll explore Saudi Arabia’s sprawling deserts and modern cities; go shopping in a bustling souk, or marketplace; and watch an exciting sword dance called the ardha. A special section introduces Saudi Arabia’s capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun filled look at your world.

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

We the people of the United States…

Almost Lost Thanksgiving

Yes. That’s right!

Way back when ‘skirts were long and hats were tall’ Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care!

Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents?

Join acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and five presidents, all so you could have your turkey and eat it too!

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School

Mom and Dad Fleefenbacher think their daughter Zoe’s hair is wild and beautiful. And for her kindergarten teacher, Zoe’s vivacious tresses were a comfort. But Zoe’s about to start first grade, and her new teacher doesn’t fool around…
. ‘School has rules,’ she says. ‘No wild hair in my class!’ So what are Zoe and her free spirited hair going to do now? With exuberance and humor to spare, Laurie Halse Anderson and Ard Hoyt, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, tease up a terrific tale of hairy hijinks, classroom chaos, and the importance of teachers and students learning to work together.

The Shy Child: Helping Children Triumph Over Shyness

Good news! Shyness is not a disorder; it’s the personality style of 40 percent of all children and young adults. Shyness has its good side: Your child is probably imaginative, perceptive, and thoughtful. Yet shyness can hinder a child’s development. This authoritative, interactive guide is the first book to focus on the problems of shyness and provide parents and children with pragmatic, step by step solutions. It will help you achieve wonderful results stronger, warmer relationships with family and friends, and, most of all, a happy, empowered, less fearful child who looks confidently to the future. Discover: The signs of shyness in children, from infancy to adolescence How the shy child responds physically and mentally to stress How your child’s artwork reveals his or her emotions, and how drawing together can reinforce trust and understanding Scriptwriting, rewriting, role playing, and rehearsing important tools for the shy child Why shy children are so vulnerable to bullies and how best to intervene How to teach your child to cope with anxiety producing situations and more.

Independent Dames: The Women and Girls of the American Revolution

Listen up! You’ve all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn’t they play a part? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!

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